An Early Childhood Education minor would lead to licensure for PK-6 (age birth through age 12). This would allow you to work in early childhood/head start programs, 3k, 4k, and preschool classrooms.
DEPARTMENT: Educational Leadership Department
Teacher Education Programs
Founded in 1893 as the Superior Normal School, the University of Wisconsin-Superior was created to educate teachers. Since our founding, UW-Superior has been a frontrunner in the UW System for its offerings in PK-12 education. Teacher education graduates are highly regarded by their employers; and many have won teaching awards at the district, state, and national levels.
Education students work with children in local classrooms early in their program. Our Field Experience Coordinator assists in finding each student an individual placement in a classroom.
More than 90% of education graduates find jobs teaching in PK-12 schools, but some continue to graduate programs or the private sector. UW-Superior's Teacher Education programs prepare students for licensure in Wisconsin. Students earning a Wisconsin teaching license may be eligible for licensure in other states, including Minnesota.
UW-Superior's completely online Elementary Education major prepares students to teach either grades PK-6 (age birth through age 12) or grades 1-8 (age 6 through age 13-14).
This major requires students to minor in one of the following subjects:
A Geography minor would lead to licensure in grades 1-8 (age 6 through age 13-14) and would allow you to teach middle school geography.
A Health minor would lead to licensure in grades 1-8 (age 6 through age 13-14) and would allow you to teach middle school health.
A Language Arts minor would lead to licensure in grades 1-8 (age 6 through age 13-14) and would allow you to teach middle school English and other language arts classes like creative writing, communication and public speaking.
A Social Studies minor would lead to licensure in grades 1-8 (age 6 through age 13-14) and would allow you to teach middle school social studies classes like civics, economics and history.
A Special Education minor would lead to licensure in grades 1-8 (age 6 through age 13-14) and grades 6-8 (age 12 through age 13-14) in a special education class setting. This licensable minor would be a cross-categorical license allowing one to teach individuals with a variety of disabilities.
Online Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
- $305 per credit (typical course is three credits)
- $60 fee per course (administrative fee)
- $16 per credit (covers student services such as tutoring, career services, library and other services)
More information about tuition and fees.
TEACHING K-12 AND HIGH SCHOOL
Interested in teaching high school or a K-12 subject -- physical education, art or music? See the secondary and K-12 teacher certification requirements in the course catalog or the Teacher Education program of the Education Leadership Department.